bosom friend


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bosom friend

namico/a del cuore
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"Marilla," she demanded presently, "do you think that I shall ever have a bosom friend in Avonlea?"
"Still, dear, you must be very lonely, and feel the need of a bosom friend."
He is the confidential adviser and bosom friend of every young lady in the house.
Miss Landless has become your bosom friend. You care for her peace of mind?'
No second man on earth has such a bosom friend. And now, my poor Rosina, Heaven grant me wisdom to discharge my errand aright!
Curiously enough, "The Old Male," as he is now affectionately called, became from this moment quite a bosom friend. Nothing would satisfy us but that we should all lodge at the same pension together, and there many a day we fought our battles over again.
The foremost and most energetic in instituting this search was the bosom friend of Mr.
Maud and her bosom friend, "Gwace," were seated on tin cake-boxes; Sherry and Spider adorned the refrigerator; while Tom and Rumple foraged for the party.
Tom was General of one of these armies, Joe Harper (a bosom friend) General of the other.
He fixed upon his friend one of those profound looks which a bosom friend or mother can alone extend, either as protector or guardian, over the one who is about to stray from the right path.
Lend him money if he wants it--stick at nothing to make a bosom friend of him.
Gradgrind's bosom friend, as a man perfectly devoid of sentiment can approach that spiritual relationship towards another man perfectly devoid of sentiment.